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Assistant Professor, OBGYN, Urogynecology

Marcella Willis-Gray, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Director of our Raleigh FPMRS clinical practice. Dr. Willis-Gray grew up in Chesapeake, VA and went to Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans where she obtained a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She went on to attended medical school at the University of Virginia and then came to the triangle to complete her residency in OB/GYN at Duke University. She completed her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery here at UNC in 2018. Her areas of surgical expertise include laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, vaginal reconstructive repair, and sacral neuromodulation.

She has a specific interest in medical education and is the Co-Director of the Reproductive Medicine block for the 2nd year medical students and Medical Student Clinical Clerkship Director for the Urogynecology Division. She also heads the Transition to Residency Course for 4th year students interested in OBGYN and 1st year course title Contemporary Topics in Reproductive Health. Dr. Willis-Gray is also passionate about health care disparities and increasing diversity within medicine. She is amember of the UNC OB/GYN Diversity Task Force. Her research interests include clinical outcomes research, postoperative recovery and minimizing opioid medication usage.


2015 – Fellow, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, UNC-Chapel Hill
2011 – 2015 — Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke University, Durham, NC
2007 – 2011 — Doctor of Medicine
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2003 – 2006 — Bachelor’s of Science in Biology
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Research Interests

• Clinical Research
• Education